EDIT: ok, I've been giving the Brightening Eye Color and Eye Shadow Duo another try... because I really love the way they look, last and DO NOT CREASE. I must say, I love them now. I've gotten over the sponge applicator
With the Brightening Eye Color I've been applying it with my fingertips. It mutes the color a little, which I like. The colors are just darker than I'm used to if I use the sponge applicator. well, it IS "Brightening Eye Color" so I shouldn't be surprised.
With the Eye Shadow Duo I'm using the sponge applicator. It's taking a little getting used to because I've been using a brush for so long, but I like it.
Also, I'm getting 3 mineral eyeshadows soon. I'll let you know what I think of those too.